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, that pretty well describes your party after the shellacking you got in the election. some members of your party are further along in the stages of grief but the republicans all seem to fall somewhere along that spectrum. let's take a look. so first there's denial. as in everything's fine! carry on. none of this is really happening! that's where the majority of the republicans, at least in congress are. but we should cut them a little slack. afterall everybody from peggy noonan to karl rove assured them they would be in the white house by this time so they're understandably shock and distressed and poor speaker john boehner is hopelessly stuck in that stage. his is, of course, willful denial. a stubborn refusal to recognize reality are. but it is denial nonetheless. today, he dug in his heels. he refused to budge. he released a statement blaming the president for the impasse saying "we don't have time for the president to continue shifting the goalposts. we need to solve this problem." in fact, his approach all a
of sorts. the republican party has been losing it's steam since the 2010 elections which was the high watermark for the party. you may say the debt ceiling fight when the tea party prevented a deal from happening. they managed to reelect a decent amount of tea party members but they knocked off alan weathers, walsh, and mack in florida. this is perhaps a symptom of the tea party's diminishing influence, but it's also an identity struggle, and how do they stay meaningful. >> jennifer: who decides who replaces dick army, is that that a koch brothers' decision? >> i think what you will see board members there who are rich conservative donors, movers and shakers that individually is paying dick army's $8 million parachute which is worth noting. they are the folks who will decide who will replace dick army. >> jennifer: who is that? >> a fellow named stevenson he runs cancer centers of america around the country. he is on the freedom works board. another influential person, these are the types of folks who are going to pick army's successor. it's a big decision. army was the face of freedo
to welcome congressman elect patrick murphy of florida's 18 district back inside "the war room." so good to have you back. >> thank you governor, it's an honor to be here. >> jennifer: all right so i made a little confession. i want to you make a confession, too. you're really probably going to be boring compared to allen west, aren't you? >> unfortunately, i think you're right. he sure did light up the airwaves. we've had interviews with some of the local press, and they said patrick we're glad you run, but he did sell a lot of newspapers. >> jennifer: yes, did he. i don't know if you want to take on that kind of attention any way. the district probably welcomes boring and competent. what does it say to you about the districts and maybe the mood out there that despite being outspent 4-1 that you were able to beat the guy who is a poster child of the tea party. >> money can't buy elections. that's huge. this election sent a message to the country that despite all the money and negativity in this race we prevailed. the voters saw through it. beyond that i think this send a message to the
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